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​​​​​​​​​USS PHOENIX (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Foundation

​Preservation of History

“The preservation of history is an important aspect of our lives.  The sacrifices, superlative skills and relentless efforts of our submariners led directly to our Cold War victory over the Soviet Union.  These accomplishments are little known or appreciated by the general population, and are highly deserving of recognition and praise.  We hope our monument will present the public with a clear picture of the great efforts made by our nuclear-powered attack submarines in maintaining peace and preserving our freedoms during a time of enormous global tension.”

Pete Lumianski, Captain, USN(Ret)

Director, USS Phoenix (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Foundation

​​​​​​​​Our Mission is Simple:To build a monument in a downtown City of Phoenix park which commemorates the role of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Phoenix (SSN-702) in helping end the Cold War.

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Emotional reunion for former USS Phoenix sailors

"Saving the USS Phoenix is important for the City of Phoenix. It's part of the Cold War history, which is important to all of us, even if we don't live near the ocean. We need to remember what could have happened to our civilization."

Lynn Bennett, 

Director, USS Phoenix (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Foundation
Vice-President, Assn. of the U.S. Navy, Saguaro Chapter

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